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Silly Jilly the Clown!

Amazing Balloon Animals

Magic Shows Full of Belly Laughs

Silly Gags


St. Louis, Missouri


September and October are my busiest months weekendwise. 

      For the following days, at a minimum, I am booked between the popular hours of noon to 5:30: September 18, 19, 25, and 26, and October 2, 3, 9, 10, 17, and 24.  Starting October 30, I have lots of weekend availability.  Contact me if you would like a list of other good St. Louis children’s entertainers.

Celebrate With Silly Jilly

  • The kids will have a blast!
  • You, as the party planner, can better relax and enjoy the big day too!
  • Count on me to be prompt and dependable!
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Virtual Shows

Make your virtual party a hit! During this time of physical distancing, I'm helping kids virtually play together as they laugh at my antics, shout the magic words, and warn me that my phone is a donut. My Zoom show is perfect for birthday parties, holiday parties, church youth groups, best buddies groups, support groups, scout troops, and other organizations. I usually do about five minutes of meet-and-greet and pre-show gags, then a 20-25 minute show full of audience interaction.
$95 for up to 99 families.

Discounted or FREE shows for group zooms of special needs children or ill children.

Or ask Silly Jilly to make your child or grandchild a six-minute video for them to watch again and again, for example, a happy birthday video. The video will include magic, jokes and balloons mentioning the child by name a few times.
$30 (Or $45 if I don't have a second reason to be in make-up.)

Silly Jilly With Winter Balloons

In Person Balloon Twisting

For small events, how about booking Silly Jilly to twist fancy balloon animals, like pictured above? For large events, I recommend balloons I can make in less than 90 seconds, for example, swords, teddy bears, and unicorn wands.
The first half hour is $145, and additional half-hours, $50.
Pricing is for locations within 40 minutes of Webster Groves, Missouri. Most other St. Louis metro locations, $10 more.

Kids laugh like crazy at Silly Jilly the Clown's show.

Magic Shows Full of Belly Laughs

Sitting and laughing at my live magic show is so much fun! The show is physically distanced with no touching of my props. Ages three to seven love the show most.
$145 (if within 40 minutes of Webster Groves), includes: ⭐ A few minutes of pre-show gags, ⭐ 20-25 minute laugh-out-loud show,
⭐ A bag with four fancy balloon animals or twelve simple, and I'll usually make one balloon sculpture there as the kids watch. Add additional pre-made fancy balloon animals for $2 or simple balloon animals $1.
Add live balloon twisting to the show for $50 per half-hour.

Notice there is no “we” on this page.  Book Silly Jilly, and she is who will be at your party, the entertainer with five-star reviews.  Also, if you confirm a few days before your party, be comfortable knowing you have confirmed with the entertainer.


On April 28 I received my second Moderna shot.  

I’m only wearing masks at events when most of the attendees or employees are.  If you would like me to take more precautions, for example, stay six feet away, just ask.


The only balloon delivery service I do is small to medium size balloon animals and balloon hats. I’m not getting into balloon decor but recommend you hire one of my colleagues who specializes in balloon deliveries, including balloon bouquets and yard art. The below five businesses are excellent at large sculptures and dependable.

⭐️  Donna “Spunkybeans,” St. Peters, 636-399-7274,
⭐️  Brian Styles, St. Charles County, 636-734-2083,
https://www.facebook.com/bookmagicnow/ He made the below yard arch.
⭐️  Troy and Diane, St. Louis City and Affton,
⭐️ Thad “Sammy J” James, Arnold, 636-349-6649 sammyjballoons.com 
⭐️ Diane “Balloonatic RN” Cross, Metro East, 618-410-9380 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2299693023645175/


You may take photos and videos of my performance, and please share them with friends or the public. Fine with Silly Jilly if you do whatever you want with the photos or videos. When taking photos, remember to stand behind or to the side of Silly Jilly too, and get photos of the party guests’ reactions.

Visit Silly Jilly the plain-clothes balloon artist at Syberg’s in Chesterfield Valley, on Tuesdays, 5:30 to 8:30, for a free balloon animal (except for August 31).  

Bring the kids to meet Silly Jilly the Clown at Eckert’s Belleville, noon to 5, weather permitting, on Saturday, September 11, Sunday, September 19, Saturday, September 25, Sunday, October 3, Sunday, October 10, Sunday, October 17, and Sunday, October 24. 
I’ll be making free balloon animals, swords, bracelets, and headbands. It is free to get into the area I’m at (the Fun Corral). Carnival rides and pony rides are available for a fee. I will not be doing the magic shows like in previous years.

I will travel almost anywhere. For example, I have performed at several Columbia, MO events, the Ste. Genevieve county fair, a company party in Branson, nursing home in Anna, IL and birthday parties in Greenville, IL, Carlyle, IL, and Gerald, MO.  Call or e-mail for pricing.  But for parties located about two hours from Webster Groves (Cape Girardeau, Hannibal, and Springfield, IL), it is Silly Jilly’s regular price ($195 for the first hour, $100 each additional hour) plus a usual travel fee of $100 weekday and $120 weekend. But for every half-hour past an hour, $10 discount.


I even make my amazing balloon animals and hats at adult events, for example, 40th birthday parties and nursing homes.
Ages three to seven especially love my gags and magic show. If you would like me to do my show at an eight, nine, or ten-year-old birthday party, I’ll make my show a little shorter and will still be a success as long as almost all the kids are ten and younger.
I don’t worry about impressing parents with my magic, figuring nothing will be more magical for the parents than the enjoyment I provide the children at the party.

You can either pay me (Venmo @Jill-ColquhounSchmidt, check to Jill Schmidt, or cash) or donate my fee to my Feeding America fundraiser or Charity Water fundraiser.

Clients of my colleagues are sometimes required to sign a contract with a list of rules such as “No videotaping,” and “No food served during the show,” and “No canceling.” I do not make you sign a contract. Also, your adult party guests may talk as much as they want during Silly Jilly’s show. I’ll bring a pa system so the kids can hear.
The only rule I have is for events with over approximately 100 kids, and that is to help to end my balloon line.
I’ll usually send a confirmation letter or text reiterating my end of our discussion.

I’ll usually send a confirmation letter or text reiterating my end of our discussion.


At events with over 100 kids, I keep my line moving fast by displaying a list of about fifteen quick choices. Examples include swords, unicorn wands, flower bracelets, teddy bears, and dinosaurs. For proof of my 60 balloons per hour speed, click https://youtu.be/cZt53jQzvcU. I’ll be talking with the kids and looking at them as I twist, and when less than six kids in line, occasionally doing gags like “accidentally” letting the balloon go. The little kids think that is hilarious.

It’s not about me showing off how fancy I can make the sculptures. It’s about keeping the line happy and increasing the number of kids who meet a clown. 

However, if you prefer, I can do the fancy balloons, for example, Tweety Bird in a cage, and the seventeenth kid will wait about an hour. 

“You did such a great job today. You are amazing!!”